CS:GO star Mixwell hit by bizarre Valorant anti-cheat error - Dexerto

CS:GO star Mixwell hit by bizarre Valorant anti-cheat error

Published: 16/Apr/2020 15:38 Updated: 17/Apr/2020 22:27

by Daniel Cleary


CS:GO star Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas claimed that he was ‘banned’ on Valorant after accidentally triggering Riot’s anti-cheat while streaming – but it turned out to be a bug.

The release of Valorant’s closed beta has captured the attention of many players, hoping to get their hands on Riot’s new FPS title early.

Among those playing the new tactical shooter was former Cloud9 star Mixwell, who has been praised by many fans for his skill with a sniper in CS:GO.

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Mixwell’s Valorant account was banned during his April 16 stream.

While demonstrating just how well his skills could carry over to another title in his April 16 broadcast, he claimed he was hit with a ban on his Riot account after triggering the game’s anti-cheat, Vanguard.

After winning a round in Valorant, Mixwell went to charge his phone using his computer, however, he was suddenly booted out of the game.

The popular AWPer was shocked once he realized he had been kicked and called on Riot to unlock his account so that he could play again.

“I connected my USB charger to my phone and I got disconnected by the anti-cheat, can you unlock me please?” he asked.

He later revealed that he similar had happened to many other players in Valorant, including G2 Esports streamer Lothar, who also found himself locked out of the game.

Riot has since addressed the issue, and stated that Mixwell was in fact not banned, but instead was hit by a bug that affected digital bootcamp participants who were accidentally still using the alpha build to play the closed beta.

They also said that developers managed to work with all of the participants the error had affected, and got them back up and running again as soon as they could.


Valorant players demand Ascent rooftop fix after Raze “super boost” breaks the game

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Raze “super boost” taking the Valorant community by storm has resulted in players pleading with Riot Games to fix the rooftops on the Ascent map.

Boosting is a controversial, yet intriguing part of most tactical shooters and Valorant is no exception, with players using character models or tricks with abilities to reach new heights.

However, one such boost may be too game-breaking for its own good, leading players to call for Riot to remove it from the game.

The so-called “very illegal” boost was posted to the Valorant subreddit by user Nikkyy and shows how Raze can access positions that make her the most lethal threat in the game.

‘Very illegal’ Raze boost on Ascent from VALORANT

Basically, by performing a satchel boost with her Blast Packs in combination with her Showstopper Ultimate, Raze can travel insane distances. And while it can take a lot of practice to get this right, the end result can be devastating for enemies.

After performing a satchel boost to get on top of a wall on Ascent, players can perform the super rocket boost with the Showstopper to essentially reach the skybox and fire down onto unsuspecting players.

As you can see in the clip, the entire enemy team was like fish in a barrel and fell one-by-one to the Raze player who had a great line of sight from so high up. In the end, the player only died because they started tunnel-visioning on another Agent.

Even the player’s own teammates were shocked at the clip, as they can be heard saying “what the f**k Raze?”

In the comments, users started calling on Riot to fix the map. “These boosts on Ascent rooftops need to be fixed asap,” one remarked.

“This is very illegal. Tremendously illegal. There hasn’t been a more illegal boost,” another added, seemingly mimicking the talking habits of a former Celebrity Apprentice host.

Hopefully, with how much attention the post has received, the devs investigate the issue and prevent the boost from being an issue before it starts affecting more ranked matches.